Every day, people from all walks of life find themselves in need of a talented land surveyor. Are you building something new on your property, like a shed or a fence? Is a neighbor infringing on your property? Are you searching for utilities on your property? Whether your needs are residential, commercial or industrial, you will need to start your journey by calling a land surveyor.
When you call in a pro, it’s only natural to ask what you will be getting for your money. So, what goes into land surveying in Idaho? Read on to find out.
Types of land surveying
The first step in surveying land is to establish your ultimate goals. Land surveyors can provide a wide range of services, so, for a lot of property owners, narrowing those goals is an excellent way to start:
- Boundary surveyor: The most commonly employed type of surveyor focuses on establishing the legal boundary lines of your property. This is essential for new construction and property disputes.
- Engineering surveyor: Whenever a municipal project begins, an engineering surveyor is called on to begin the first few steps. When property lines are shifting, or a project will cross several boundaries, engineering surveyors are the ones to call.
- Geodetic surveyor: When surveys are undertaken on a larger scale, geodetic surveyors use aerial photography and even satellite photos to complete their work.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to land surveying in Idaho. A talented surveyor can also help you identify local flora and fauna, topographic information and so much more.
What does it take to be a land surveyor?
Conducting a proper land survey requires more than merely picking up a level and getting to work. In addition to a four-year (math-heavy) bachelor’s degree, as well as a variety of certifications and legal paperwork, the real skill in becoming a successful land surveyor is to establish experience doing fieldwork over the course of several years. Working consistently in one environment over time allows a land surveyor to learn extensive details about their community, its most common geographical elements and the rules and regulations associated with working successfully in the area.
Your local experts
Are you in need of land surveying in Idaho? Whether your needs are residential, industrial or municipal, you can count on the talented professionals at Mason & Associates. Since we opened our doors all the way back in 1989, we have dedicated ourselves to providing our community with unparalleled service at a price you’ll love.
We are proud to be among Idaho’s highest-rated civil engineering and surveying companies, having built a reputation for excellence. We do it all—land planning, topographic surveys, boundary settlements, subdivision planning for new builders, land development, construction staking and more! When you need reliable, experienced service throughout the state, you can count on Mason & Associates.
To find out more about everything we can do for you, pick up the phone and schedule an appointment today. We can’t wait to hear from you!